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What Vitamin Supplements Or Herbs Cause A Slower Heart Rate
None: There aren't any that predictably slow the heart except foxglove which is the active ingredient in digitalis. Digitalis has a very narrow therapeutic window with toxicity occurring easily. Taking foxglove to slow the heart would be like talking into metal cans strung together instead of using a phone. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Beta-blockers: Beta-blockers are drugs that slow down the heart rate. Do not attempt to slow your heart rate on your own other than through regular exercise. Consult a physician if you have a rapid heart rate. ...Read more
Not due to low D:
It's not likely to be due to "low vitamin d".
Vitamin d is insufficient if below 30ng/ml
and deficient if below 20ng/ml. Even in these
situations it shouldn't be slowing your heart
rate. More likely it may be related to mineral
deficiency. ...Read more
Are vitamin supplements good for the heart to slow down its damaging effects when a person consumes a fatty meal?
No: Vitamins won't do anything to protect your heart in the scenario described. No vitamin has been shown to exercise heart protective effect. In fact, in a recent study it was shown that people who take some vitamins for "general health" were shown to have an increased risk of death. ...Read more
Likely not cause: While the symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency are still not clear, it is not likely to cause shortness of breath and rapid heart rate by itself. Get seen now: shortness of breath and rapid heart rate are serious symptoms and should not be ignored. Low Vit D level is certainly not helping things though and continue supplement to replace it, too. See https://medlineplus. Gov/vitaminddeficiency. Html ...Read more
Could taking cod liver oil cause your heart rate to spike and blood pressure or would that just be anxiety and OCD worrying about the vitamins A&D?
Cod liver oil: In the U.S., it is unlikely to have significant deficiencies of either vitamin A or D. There is usually no need to take cod liver oil or any other supplement of these vitamins. Having said that, cod liver oil does not usually cause the symptoms you're describing. They certainly could be due to anxiety. I would stop the cod liver oil, and if the symptoms persist, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Which vitamins and supplements are good for people who has high cholesterol and heart problems in the family?
Depends: It depends on what part of your cholesterol panel is high: fish oil, specifically dha and epa, have been shown to reduce triglycerides. They do not lower ldl, nor do they raise the HDL if the triglycerides are not elevated. Dha and epa may help reduce the risk of a second heart attack, but they haven't been shown to prevent the 1st one. Most vip: all fish oils have variable amounts of dha/epa. ...Read more
I am a heart patient. I had the "widow maker" 15 years ago. Since that time I have a pacemaker/defibrillator installed. I'm 64 years old. I take, as far as vitamins and supplements, fish oil twice daily, B Complex, Vitamin C and also a potassium pill
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I heard that b vitamins speed up heart rate similar to caffeine. Could this be bad for your heart?
Generally no: B vitamins affect metabolism and nervous system function but do not have alpha/beta effects that is the cause of heart rate up/down with certain meds/herbs. ...Read more
What is causing my hypocomplementemia? I have low TSH and vitamin d. I've had kidney stones. My blood pressure and heart rate have all been higher
Slow heart rate: Slow heart rate can have a number of causes. Some people who are highly athletic and in peak physical condition have a low heart rate, and other healthy people just tend to have a low resting heart rate. Low heart rate can occur with certain medications and disease states, including hypothyroidism, cardiac diseases, autoimmune and infectious diseases, and central nervous system disorders. ...Read more
Can a slow heart rate cause water retention? Just looking for some answers, as I have suffered for years with this problem, and know I do have a slow heart rate, also pac which they say are benign.
Generally: Generally no, as long as your heart function, specifically both the squeezing (systolic function) and relaxing (diastolic function) are normal. If those have not been evaluated previously then you can discuss getting an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) with your doctor. There are many things that can cause leg swelling, not just heart issues, including medication side effects and vascular issues in the legs. ...Read more
Only if symptoms: As long as your heart rate is not causing you to be lightheaded our pass out, it shouldn't be a major issue... But I would check with your doctor to be certain there isn't some other problem. ...Read more
What is MPV?: I have checked a dictionary for acronyms and cannot find this one. Am pretty sure you don't mean "Muslims for Progressive Values" (one of the ones I found). The only medical term I know for MPV is "mean platelet volume" which is term found on complete blood counts. Please clarify. ...Read more
My PR interval is very short at slow heart rate (90ms) but it prolongs to 150ms at faster heart rate. What causes this??
EKG: Need to see EKG and you to figure it out. Discuss with your team. ...Read more
Normal is 60 to 100: Heart rates slower than 60 beats per minute are considered bradycardias. Some normal people have heart rates slower than 60 like athletes. Some patients take medications called beta blockers (e.g. Lopressor) that cause slow heart rates. If your pulse is less than 50, then you should see your doctor. Slow heart rates may need a pacemaker. ...Read more
Several reasons: Normal fetal heart rates are 120-160bpm & as low as 110 at term. If lower, there are reasons that can be significant so an obstetrician should be able to evaluate these or make a referral to a high risk pregnancy specialist. ...Read more
Can bradycardia cause memory loss? So for instance if you had a slow heart rate yesterday that you can't remember it well the next day?
Generally not: If you feel well, a slow resting heart rate is usually a sign of a healthy, or "conditioned" heart. Athletes commonly have resting heart rates below 60 beats per minute (bradycardia). However, if the rhythm is not normal (sinus), or you don't feel well, bradycardia may be a sign of heart disease. If you don't feel well, check with your doctor, or er and have an electrocardiogram done. Dr. Mike. ...Read more
Possibly normal: Well conditioned athletes will have slow heart rates at rest. Other causes could be genetic conditions, medications, and some heart diseases or infections. See your primary physician to get the work up started with a thorough history and physical examination. Call 911 if you have severe dizziness, passing out, chest pain, or weakness. ...Read more
Is there any disease that can cause very slow heart rate in the evening hours that doesn't respond to anxiety? But during the day it does. It looks like my whole body goes on lock down in the evening hours.
Rest or else?: Normally this is a good physiologic response so you can rest -- unless you were high? ...Read more
Can a thyroid problem cause tenderness in legs, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, rapid and slow heart rate?
Yes to all: Depending on the type of disease, the thyroid controls the metabolism and can cause muscle aches and hypo or hyper can increase or slow down heart beats or irregular heart beats and can affect respiratory pattern in many ways such as drive and hypo can cause hypoventilation. ...Read more
Not one of its known: Well it is not one of the known side effects. But having sId the in medicine everyone must be individualized. So yes it could be possible. But look at the entire history before stating the medicine is the cause ...Read more
Nothing on your part: If you are hospitalized for a low heart rate, let the doctors monitor your heart rate and heart rhythm until they have determined the short term and long term risk to your health, and determine what the best treatment should be before you think of going home. ...Read more
Get an ECG /monitor: A normal heart rate is typically in the range of 60-100 at rest. That said, many normal people can have deviations fom that. A pathological heart rate/rhythm is best determined by an ecg/cardiac monitor. Also-whether symptoms exist (like fainting or near-fainting particularly when you are trying to do something), your history (congenital heart problems, murmur/bp issues/mom w lupus)-cause block. ...Read more
Nothing much: Unless you're taking certain meds that can slow the hr, nothing you can do to increase your resting hr. There are a few potential causes for sinus bradycardia but make sure you don't have something else such as heart block. Assuming you were hospitalized because of symptomatic bradycardia (slow hr), you need further eval. And f/u with a cardiologist and possibly an electrophysiologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Shift in elec signal: Left axis deviation means the average direction of the electricity in your heart is shifted a little to the left. This can be normal but often indicates an enlargement of the left side of your heart. Again often nothing to worry about. A slow heart rate can be from many things ranging from normal to damaged electrical circuits in the heart. Your doctor will be in best position to advise you. ...Read more
Fetal death: Very slow can cause fetal demise. Your OB would tell you if it was slow enough to be serious. ...Read more
Slow heart rate: There really are no pills commonly use to treat a slow heart rate. Unless the heart rate is less than 50, there is usually no need to treat. People who exercise regularly have slow heart rates and these are healthy. In some cases a slow heart rate is due to some medicine you are already taking and stopping it should help. For heart rates less than 50, the usual treatment is with a pacemaker. ...Read more
Yes: atrial fibrillation is when the atrium is beating not in coordination with the ventricle. It beats around 200 beats a minute. If the ventricular rate is controlled it beats 60-100 beats a minute. Since the are not synchronized there is a higher risk of blood clots in the heart which then can be thrown to the brain causing a stroke. N that is why we use blood thinners. ...Read more
Bradycardia? My 10yr old has a slow heart rate. All ER tests including echo are ok, waiting on holter results. He has no symptoms, what could it be
I have noticeedd something weird I have a very slow heart rate 33 BPM while sleeping and a very fast heart rate sometimes 140+ is this sick sinus syn?
Sick sinus syndrome:
Your heart rate varies a lot but you are very young. Your age makes sick sinus syndrome unlikely.
There are many causes of heart rate changes, some of them are normal.
The best way to tell what is happening is to have an EKG. It is a simple heart rhythm test done at the clinic. It should help answer your question. ...Read more
Got dysautonomia, get slow heart rate 48-60 laid, standing 58-70 and lightheaded all time even laid. BP Normal. How to increase sympathetic ANSand HR?
Need more info: What is your age and do you do a lot of cardio activities? Has your MD taken your heart rate and blood pressure sitting/standing/laying all at the same visit? Does your dizziness feel like the room is moving around you? It is unusual With the numbers you give for the heart to produce your symptoms. You need to address this diagnosis further before medication. Heart rate not all that is involved. ...Read more
I have a slow heart rate, also extra beats, which they tell me are benign. Stress test ok, my thyroid is stable with meds. Why do I have these symptom?
Stress, Perhaps: Learn to relax deeply and let go of stress, and especially any anxiety or inner pressure (http://drmiller. Pinnaclecart. Com/balance-mind-and-emotions/abolish-anxiety-2-cds/28 is a valuable program). Sometimes the generalized irritability of the nervous system may have a role to play. If a week of sheer relaxation in a vacation place diminishes the extra beats, think stress. More at drmiler. Com. ...Read more
As the body needs more oxygen delivery, the heart rate increases. Exercise and overall good health make the body more efficient in use of that oxygen and thus less need for pumping fast. Of course slow heart rate can also occur with medications and other conduction system problems.
A heart rate is "too slow" when symptoms occur. Consult your doctor. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Slow heart rate is sign or physical finding. It's normal during sleep and periods of tranquility and rest. It often causes no symptoms or, if severe, may cause abnormal fatigue, lightheadedness, or even passing out. Very slow heart rate (under 40 beats a minute) if present during wakefulness may be pathological. Normal hearts increase rate promptly with exercise or stress of any type. ...Read more
Slow heart rate, also called bradycardia, is defined as a resting heart rate (pulse) less than 60 beats per minute. Having a heart rate less than 60 is not necessarily abnormal. In fact, people in good cardiovascular shape have a low heart rate. People with certain heart conditions may take medications which lower the heart rate as one of ...Read more
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